Automated description from the Alliance of Genome Resources (Release 3.2)
Exhibits ATPase activity; phosphatidylserine binding activity; and unfolded protein binding activity. Involved in several processes, including chaperone cofactor-dependent protein refolding; late endosomal microautophagy; and positive regulation by host of viral genome replication. Localizes to several cellular components, including extracellular exosome; glycinergic synapse; and photoreceptor ribbon synapse. Is expressed in several structures, including 1st branchial arch mandibular component; brain; eye; mandibular process; and tooth. Human ortholog(s) of this gene implicated in Parkinson's disease and renal hypertension. Orthologous to human HSPA8 (heat shock protein family A (Hsp70) member 8).